[Chimera-users] ergonomics

Dougherty, Matthew T matthewd at bcm.edu
Thu Jul 4 16:53:51 PDT 2013


a few suggestions on placement

1) on viewing dialog, change the location of "view all" from the sideview window, relocating it to the bottom next to reset/restore/etc buttons.
having additional orthogonal buttons (x,y,z) would be avoid having to do a lot of text commands.

2) on the  volume viewer dialog, saving dialog preferences is accessed through its pulldown menu; having it act like other dialogs would be helpful (ie, at the bottom like viewing dialog).

3) the main 3d graphics window when dominant , causes the default pulldown menus to appear such as when chimera starts up.
when accessing volume viewing, the overall chimera pulldown menus change.  The only way to get the original/main pulldown to return is to put the mouse on the 3d graphics window and doing a left click twice.  Since the volume viewing has its own pulldown menus, getting this overall switch of pulldown menus eliminated would help avoid a lot of unneeded mouse movements, particularly for  the situation when two displays are used, one dedicated to 3D graphics, and the other having the viz controls.

Matthew Dougherty
National Center for Macromolecular Imaging
Baylor College of Medicine


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